Fun in Copenhagen
REWIND: Only a month or so into our around the world extravaganza, back in late March, we bump into two cool cats in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oscar and Ellen. A nice mix with Oscar from Venezuela and Ellen from Sweden. Both reside in Denmark after finding each other n getting it on when working in a restaurant Oscar was managing.
1 wk later we bump into them and again in Palenque eating breakfast out in the jungle. Fate? Who knows but what I do know is that so much fun was had by all that we crossed the Mexican border together and travelled Guatemala. For 3 weeks the fun I describe could be summed up by the description of rambling through (2) Mayan ruins singing the Indiana Jones theme song, sampling a wide array of local delicacies such as Mezcal and rum, and searching for parties along pitch black roads through the jungle until the music got louder and louder and we could see the lights.
FAST FORWARD. We flew into Amsterdam as you should know if you are a diligent blog consumer, and if you know your geography better than we did before we left, you would know that we were mighty close to Denmark.
We call…… ‘Ey Oscar’……‘Ah ello’…….‘Oscar it’s Steve’……’EY ESTEVE!’
And it was decided right then and there we were flying to Copenhagen to reunite with Oscar and Ellen. WOOHOOO we arrived at 10pm. Ellen was not going to meet up with us until Saturday but Oscar was with good mate Nelson, a Kiwi builder/sailor who had been living in Denmark for 15 years.
Both of them had just done a red eye run from the other side of Denmark. Nelson had an accident and slipped over onsite at one of his and Oscars jobs. Knocked himself out cold and twitching. He hospitalised himself with a huge head gash. They came straight from the hospital to the airport.
No time was wasted. Oscar had organised a hotel for us and we went straight out to sample the Danish beer and pub life. For just 1 beer right we were dead tired, and they had just done a huge trip to meet up with us. Well, beer after beer, none the same shape or colour, we ended up stumbling in the hotel at 6:30 cigarettes hanging out of our mouths promising to get up and meet at 10am… I’m glad we didn’t take a group photo right then.
While in Copenhagen we visited Nelson’s pad in Roskilde. Then, we went sailing in Denmark with a Kiwi, a Venezuelan, and a huge bag of wine and delicatessen food in a replica 1800’s fishing boat!
When Ellen arrived the PARTY STARTED!!
We did a day trip to the Louisiana Museum, in which a collection of Jacob Holdt,s photos of America were on display, WHAT A LEDGEND look him up.
And we also did some sight seeing around Copenhagen including the very eyrie grave yard, Radhus (City Hall), Rundertarn and Nyhaven Canal.
GOOOODAMN it was good to see these guys again. Oscar is such a generous, knowledgeable and funny guy, and Ellen is one of those cool funny chicks who doesn‘t mind the odd fart! It was a very happy 5 days but also a very sad goodbye as we waved hooray to Ellen as her train left back to Sweden (where she studies) and then to Oscar as we boarded our Eurolines bus back to Amsterdam. We all get along really well and promised to catch up again. Maybe Berlin. Maybe Japan. Maybe Australia.